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Top Rank to go it alone promoting, distributing Pacquiao bout

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 12 / 16

Changing horses or, on occasion, abandoning the horse entirely is nothing new for boxing promoter Top Rank. Twenty years ago, its founder Bob Arum took what figured to be a big-selling fight between Oscar De La Hoya and Julio Cesar Chavez off pay-per-view and back to theater-based closed circuit ...

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